The most prolific creative professionals understand that there’s no guarantee their work will be successful. So, instead of shooting for success, they work until they are proud.
Working until you’re proud makes total sense. Think about it.
- It gives us the freedom to do our best work. We decide when we’re proud. It’s 100% our decision.
- It allows us to work without the fear of failure. So long as we’re proud, our work is a success.
- Working without fear massively increases our creative output. We produce more art / work. Andy Warhol is an excellent example of this.
Working until we are proud allows us to access our maximum creative potential. That’s because it removes the barriers that stop us producing our best work. It allows us to reconnect with the child we once were. The creative mind that still dwells within us, just waiting to be reignited.
Consider for a moment that look of pride and joy on a child’s face, when they show you their latest painting. “Here, I did this!”. That’s the way we should feel when we create.
Once you commit to working until you are proud, what you will be left with is a portfolio. A significant body of work… all of which you’re proud of. And the work you are proud of is always your best work.